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Nov 24

IndyCar: Russian Driver Mikhail Aleshin Joins SPM For 2014 Season

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin for its second IndyCar entry in 2014.

The 26-year-old Aleshin got his first seat time in an Indy car this week when he tested at Sebring International Raceway. He then put together a deal to be teammates next season with Simon Pagenaud.

Nov 24

F1: Vettel Wins Season-Ending Brazilian GP

Sebastian Vettel performs donuts in his car after winning the Brazilian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel performs donuts in his car after winning the Brazilian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel won Formula 1′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari.

Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third.

Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, was overtaken by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes at the start but regained the lead on the second lap and cruised to his second victory in Brazil, and 39th of his career. He crossed the line 10.4 seconds in front of Webber.

Nov 24

F1: Maldonado’s Future To Be Clear Soon, Says Manager Todt

Pastor Maldonado has been linked with Sauber and Lotus for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado has been linked with Sauber and Lotus for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado’s manager Nicolas Todt says that he expects to have an answer about the Venezuelan’s future soon.

Maldonado has been linked with Lotus for weeks, but he is also in the frame at Sauber, with some paddock sources convinced that the Swiss team is now his most likely destination. However, Todt would not confirm that it’s a straight choice between those teams.

Nov 24

F1: Senna Manager Jakobi Advising Perez

Sergio Perez will be out at McLaren after this season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez will be out at McLaren after this season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Veteran driver manager Julian Jakobi is now working with Sergio Perez in an effort to find the Mexican a 2014 Formula 1 seat.

Perez is increasingly being linked with a possible future at Force India.

Jakobi was at Interlagos on Friday, although he left for other business in Rio on Saturday. Speaking to FOXSports.com, he would only say: “Checo is getting advice from us,” stopping short of confirming that it would lead to a formal managerial arrangement.

Nov 23

F1: Webber Plays Down Emotion Of Final GP Start

Mark Webber will make his F1 final start in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber will make his F1 final start in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber will start his final Grand Prix in Brazil from fourth on the grid after struggling to get the best out of his intermediate tires on a drying track in Q3.

Meanwhile Webber is playing down the emotional resonance of his last Formula 1 weekend.

“The drivers’ briefing was interesting,” he said. “Just because the guys gave me a very good reception, and I had a little chat with them. Obviously your colleagues, they’re the ones that you work so hard to compete against over 17 years, and that means a lot to you, so that was quite touching.